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Boston Attractions | New England Aquarium

Boston Attractions | New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a top Boston Attraction and a favorite with visitors to our Boston Hotel. Our helpful concierge can assist you in with information about this and other Things to do in Boston.

Location: 
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 
617-973-5200

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Visiting the New England Aquarium is one of the many popular Things to do in Boston. Visitors of all ages love this Boston Attraction.

About the New England Aquarium:
The New England Aquarium is a Boston Attraction that has been delighting visitors since it first opened in 1969. When the Aquarium’s gigantic 200,000 gallon tank was built, it was the largest in the world. While it no longer holds that title, a recent renovation has made the New England Aquarium one of the best in the country.

The Giant Ocean Tank underwent a makeover that was only recently completed. While the tank was always the centerpiece of this Boston Attraction, the $17.8 million makeover has made it even more fun for visitors. The tank is home to many creatures including fish, sharks and a 90-year-old sea turtle named Myrtle.

Visitors can also enjoy seeing several other exhibits featuring sea life and mammals from around the world. The IMAX Theatre is another highlight of a visit to this Boston Attraction. Whale and dolphin watch excursions are also offered by the New England Aquarium.

Guests at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel can enjoy this and other nearby Boston Attractions. Our Boston Hotel is conveniently located in Boston’s Back Bay near top Restaurants and many popular Things to do in Boston. During your next stay at our Boston Hotel, be sure to add a visit to the New England Aquarium to your list of must-do Activities.

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission:
Aquarium Only
$24.95 for adults
$17.95 for children ages 3 to 11

IMAX
$9.95 for adults
$7.95 for children ages 3 to 11

Combo (includes aquarium and IMAX)
$29.95 for adults
$22.95 for children ages 3 to 11

Whale Watch Excursions
$47 for adults
$36 for children 3 to 11
$16 for children under 3

Best Time of Year to Visit:
If you plan to participate in a whale watching excursion then the best time to visit is between March and November as that is the time of year when the most whales are typically seen.

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